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ABOUT

Stefanie Verhoef (Amsterdam, 1988) is a Dutch/Danish artist and contemporary jewellery designer living and working in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

She makes contemporary jewellery with a conceptual character. Her designs are defined by a rough edged yet delicate aesthetic.

She was trained as a goldsmith during a technical education in Amsterdam and after that has received her BA in Fine Arts and in Education from the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming (now: Breitner Academie).

Throughout her art studies, jewellery and design always played a big role. Being trained as a goldsmith, a fine arts artist and an art teacher, she learned many ways of creating and expressing.

Designing and making jewellery has always been the core and working within the contemporary and conceptual field is where she feels most comfortable.

"Every single piece is created by hand by myself. From idea to concept to craft to jewel.

In the design process I'm always looking for original and innovative contrasts. It’s an overarching theme in the diverse collections and I would almost call it an obsessive urge to do so. By looking for unusual opposites and placing them together, both interacting elements can fully show their potential.

Contrasting is a way for me to find balance in a design and I find balanced asymmetry calming and satisfying. The contrasts can be found in unconventional stone setting, use of color, material or in the shape itself. All balanced together it defines my aesthetic; rough edged yet surprisingly delicate pieces."

 

My work reflects my state of mind and as creating is a mode of thinking, it is a mode of processing.
In the ongoing process of creating, I allow my perspective to shift and my designs to grow.

My collections tell stories of personal observations or fascinations. And as stories are endless, so are most of the collections; the designs keep developing and thus a collection is never really finished.

Reading back about them in chronological order reads as chapters of a personal journey.

 

EXHIBITION/

PUBLICATION

CV.

MIS/MATCH The Pool, Amsterdam (NL), Collective group exhibition 03/2023

Liquid Modernity RVNHUS, Kolding  (DK), Art Jewellery group exhibition. 11/2022

Of Forms and Origins Venice  (IT), international design exhibition during Venice Design Week 10/2022

Mathilde Gallery Amsterdam (NL), gallery representation. 02/2022

Mydaybyday Gallery Rome (IT), gallery representation. 12/2021

Obsessed!Jewellery festival (NL) exhibition Synchronized Swimming (The Pool) + Catawiki auction. 11/2021

The Pool- Amsterdam Jewelry Collective, collective member, shop owner. 04/2021

Alba Longa - Limited edition contemporary jewellery book. By Ludvig Rage Club. 01/2021

Gallery O Seoul (KR), gallery representation. 07/2020

Diamond Fever, group exhibition at Blou Amsterdam. 12/2019

Joya Barcelona (ES), display exhibition. 10/2019

Dorien Dols Collectables, duo exhibition with Lindsey Fontijn. 10/2019

Madrid Joya (ES), display exhibition. 09/2019

Yearbook Contemporary Jewellery, book representation. 09/2019

Diamant aan de Amstel (NL) KunstRUIM, local group exhibition with different art disciplines. 07/2019

Milan Fashion Week (IT) Jewelry exhibition. 02/2019

Atelier route Amstelveen, Group exhibition with Matthijs Scholten, Ilse Vorstenbosch and Heidi Walheimer. 10/2018

Art route Aalsmeer, collective exhibition and art route through the city. 09/2018

Schmucke Berlin (DE), Gallery representation. 12/2017

Open Ateliers Zuid. Duo exhibition with Anke Akerboom. 05/2017

Galerie KIS, Exhibition and representation. 10/2016

Yearbook Contemporary Jewellery. Book representation. 09/2016

Toon Amsterdam. Sales exhibition. 06/2016

Galerie Fontrodona Amsterdam (NL) group exhibition 04/2016

Graduation show and catalogue, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Amsterdam (now Breitner). 06/2014

2018

2014

2012

2010-2015

2009-2012

2008-2009

2007

Workshop Plique-á-Jour enamelling by the association of Dutch enamelers (VNE)

Workshop Reticulation by Anke Akerboom

Workshop Cuttlefish Casting by Anke Akerboom

Bachelor of Fine Arts and Education (BFA Ed) - Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (AHK)

Goldsmith technical education – Vakschool Edelsmeden Amsterdam

Product Design – Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HVA)

Preliminary program Fine Arts – Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU)

Unieke sieraden Amsterdam
Goudsmid Amsterdam
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